Web Site Links
A little grace and charm
A beautiful website with stunning graphics and a homey atmosphere. Take a peek at her vintage labels and read through her lessons of etiquette. You'll want to visit again and again!
Antique Pattern Library
This ongoing project is an effort to scan needlework pattern books that are in the public domain, to preserve them, so we can keep our needlework heritage in our hands. These scans have been photo edited to make them more useful for needle workers, and to reduce file sizes. They are available, for free on line, to anyone who wants them, for educational, personal, artistic and other creative uses.
Beeton's Book of Needlework
An online book published in 1870 (yes, 1870!), written by Isabella Beeton as a reference for needleworkers. It contains descriptions and instructions illustrated by 600 engravings of tatting patterns, crochet patterns, knitting patterns, netting patterns, embroidery patterns, point lace patterns, Guipure d'Art, Berlin work, monograms, initials and names, pillow work, and lace stitches.
Clarmont Yellow Ribbon - Supporting our troops
A beautiful tribute to our soldiers, sailors and airmen "over there". I've watched it 100 times and it still brings a tear to my eye.
Eagle Cam - Norfolk, West Virginia
A live camera peers into the nest of two bald eagles who have decided to make their home in a loblolly pine in the botanical gardens of Norfolk, VA. From February to June you can watch as the eagles ready their nest, lay their eggs and then raise their young. Itís Mother Nature at her finest as she provides us with suspense, love, comedy and sometimes even heartbreak. I urge to you sit a spell and watch this fascinating circle of lifeÖ just donít get so enthralled that you forget to come back!
A wonderful website with illustrated pages of Fashion History, Costume History, Clothing, Fashions and Social History.
Iva Rose Vintage Reproductions
An excellent source for antique and vintage reproduction books for most any kind of needleworking and crafts. She scours the countryside for the "oldies" which she then digitally restores and offers to the public at very modest prices. I've actually bought several of them... nice Nice NICE!!
The Adventures of Elizabeth
The online blog of Elizabeth Maxon - a woman who looks at the world through a different lens than most and finds beauty every where. A love of the old and worn has inspired her to become a "Creative Entepreneur" which includes the areas of interior design, writing and photography, among others. Poke around and see what she's created with what would ordinarily be destined for the dumpster - especially the corsages she's created from old collars. She's my kind of gal!